1. Gain 50 pounds (props to Anthony for this one)
2. Deadlift, squat and bench press. Throw in a press and row,
3. There is no such thing as "toning" when it comes to muscle.
4. Work your lower body as much (or more) as your upper body
5. Eat more.
I think this (in one way or another) covers about 99% of newbie questions.
but I want to have a better tone! What do i do
I have no desire to be average any longer.
J: Apr. 14, 09 Last update
Currently: Training core and Staying in Shape... until further notice
you forgot to mention the music that pumps you up.
if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough
Will creatine give me cancer?
Don't hate the player. Hate the game.
I think if all the experts here realized that when people ask how to "tone up" they are generally asking how to look fit aka get lean aka look good. most people using the word tone don't mean to change the shape of their muscles.
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sticky this someone! lol.
(even tho noobs wont read stickies)
Height: 5ft 6.5
Raw lifts..... (Just belt and chalk)
Sandbag Military Press: 132 x 13
Barbell military Press: 225 x 1
Bearhug Sandbag Squat: 225 x 7
On this site:
1) Don't ask a creatine question--they've all been answered already.
2) Don't ask about NO-Xplode (or any other NO products); asked and answered.
3) Don't ask a question w/out using the SEARCH function first. At least read all the posts on the first page of the forum you're in. Your question9s) may be answered right there on that very page.
In the gym:
1) Don't curl in the squat rack.
2) Don't not rerack the weights.
3) Don't try to flirt with every piece of ass in the gym.
4) Don't forget to wipe down your equipment when you're done.
5) Don't curl in the squat rack!
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What if it's my "curl day" and someone else is using the squat rack?
Huh, then what do I do?
I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.
Gain 50 pounds. Then when you ask them to move, they probably will.Originally Posted by rdkraus
Shoot yourself in the face.Originally Posted by the_rus
Best way to cheat on deadlifts...
Stand there for a few minutes, then pace back and forth a lot, huff and puff, wait until everybody's looking. Approach the bar. Back off. Approach it again. Back off. Get some water. Chalk up. Approach the bar again. Then spray some more chalk around. Wait until people start losing interest. When nobody's looking, pick it a little off the floor, and slam it down. Jump up and yell "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY". Then give high fives all around. - Belial
Hahahha that made me laugh so hard. lol oh man that amoung other creatine questions are hilarious.Originally Posted by MM
I was at my girlfriends house yesterday with a bunch of family over and her sister was talking about her friend thats on this "cree-a-tin" stuff, and said its so stupid to go on it because its basically a steriod and it will **** you up! "Idiots!"
Im sitting there basically shaking because of how narrow minded she is, but this relationship is new...So I sat there in silence staring at the wall thinking about when were about to get fed keeping my mind off how badly I wanna tell her how much creatine she is about to consume from the meat shes about to eat.
Staying in silence...did I make the right decision?
Is this what you would have done in my position?
Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185
Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045
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6. You can't spot reduce!
7. You can't work different parts of the same muscle (i.e. "upper" and "lower" chest)!